A Year Ago on the Ploughshares Blog

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  • Behind the Poetry: guest post by John Skoyles
    July 7, 2010
    Poetry editor John Skoyles describes the process of choosing poems published in Ploughshares. He explains what his role entails, as well as the role of the guest editor for every issue: “Poets turned down by a particular guest editor should know that we found their work engaging and they should send again, directly to me, if it fits into their plans, noting this circumstance in their cover letter.” Re-read this post to find useful tips, and to better understand our process of discovering poems.
  • What Is Your Ideal Space To Create: guest post by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
    July 12, 2010
    Having one’s own space can help writers retreat, regroup, and rethink. Aimee Nezhukumatathil shows us her favorite place to write and asks some of her writer-pals, “What is your favorite space to create?” See the writing rooms of poets Rachel Zucker, Kim Addonizio, Paul Guest, Ann Townsend, Jennifer Chang, Eduardo C. Corral, and Matthea Harvey and create your own space.